Service providers need more from their fiber networks, including simplifying deployments, minimizing floor space and realizing savings. Telect must rise to the challenge and create customized simple Layer 1 solutions that move their clients toward 5G deployment and improve use of equipment in the data center.
Fiber networks are changing and growing. End users—your wireless customers—demand faster speeds, bigger downloads, more reliable streaming.
Do you ever wonder the potential that lies within giving them that bandwidth?
Motherboard, a division of Vice.com, talked to one user who's part of the 10-gigabit-per-second residential internet rollout.
James Busch is a radiologist in Tennessee. While he tells Vice his mega-fast internet has made him a better gamer, he reveals the fastest home internet in the United States makes him more productive.
He downloads X-rays, PET scans and mammograms that range from 200 megabytes to 10 gigs.
"We go through terabytes a year in storage," Busch tells Vice. "We've calculated out that we save about seven seconds an exam, which might seem like, 'Who cares,' but when you read 20,000 or 30,000 exams every year, it turns out to be something like 10 days of productivity you're saving just from a bandwidth upgrade."
Ten days of productivity is nothing to sniff our noses at, is it?
All that means the demand for bandwidth will continue to grow. Telect wants to play a part by simplifying networks with full end-to-end Layer 1 solutions that cut operating expenses and improve use of equipment in the data center.
Communications service providers and content delivery networks are under severe margin pressures and service pressures, says Spencer Williams, Telect Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Strategy.
Simplifying networks is critical, especially for the engineers and network architects who carry a lot of weight on their shoulders, he says.
"They have very detailed roles to play," Williams explains. "Designing and sourcing the passive Layer 1 architecture—the racks, power, cabling and cable management—are among the last decisions they're making. Our approach is to offer a full suite of products designed to address those needs."
Key to that suite of products are the superHD optical distribution frame and the SL-1000 cloud-RAN solution.
Each solution is designed to allow engineers to densify their networks, retrofitting their legacy architecture and preparing for future expansion. Telect takes into account ease of installation, floor space limitations and the potential for operating and capital expenditure savings.
"We see a lot of fiber cable raceway overfill and, when you try to put 10 pounds of flour into a five-pound bag, you tend to have some issues," Williams says. "We try to mitigate these problems in our design."
Telect solutions address:
And no out-of-the box kit is going to be the right choice for everyone.
One frame cannot rule them all.
(Yes, Williams is a Lord of the Rings fan and isn't afraid to show it.)
Telect is entering 2017 with a fiber strategy focusing on high-density solutions, a strategy that distinguishes between the need for a core ODF like superHD and a rack-mount panel.
The strategy also addresses the need for monitoring interference, PIM testing, VAMs in the access network and lower port counts.
And key to that strategy is listening to and responding to each customer's unique needs and fiber cable layouts.
"Our customers need to plan for change," he says. "They will need to be open to new approaches to densify their needs and address their customers' demand for higher speeds."
The superHD, for example, can drive up to 60 percent in space savings and cuts back on OPEX when it comes to fusion splicing on similar products in the market.
"We've come a long way since my family founded a copper cabling company in 1982," Williams says. "We've evolved with technology to offer fiber optic solutions that help telecommunications and cable companies densify and scale their networks."
As Telect approaches its 35th anniversary in September 2017, Williams recognizes the company's need to adjust with their customers and help them toward the gigabit internet.
"We're grateful for the customers who have joined us on this evolution through our first 35 years and we're excited to see where we all go in the next 35."